Next Draft of Budget for ICHH Grant

The Core Group met this afternoon and tried to synthesize the feedback we received on the proposed budget at last Friday’s WMIC meeting.  This next draft is attached below.

We plan to send our final proposed budget to the ICHH tomorrow by noon.   Bob Pulster has scheduled a conference call with the PVPC, the Core Group and Lynne Wallace (Leadership Council Chair) for Wednesday morning to talk through the budget and scope in order to generate a contract.

If you have additional concerns, please indicate them in the comments or by communication with one or more of the Core Group members (Liz Sullivan, DMH; Yasmin Otero, DTA; Peg Keller, City of Northampton; Dave Christopholis, BCAC;  Gerry McCafferty, City of Springfield).  Please note the tight deadline: noon on Tues., Feb. 3.

Based on the comments received on the budget, we have taken out some of the specificity regarding the programs.  We hope this will allow for specifics to be filled in and perhaps vary by vendors as the money is distributed throughout the region.  In addition, we think that more of the specifics may be filled in through vendors’ recommendations for the structure of a mini-RFR or other method for distribution of the funds throughout the region.

The budget proposal includes the following:


REACH services for 23 Tier 4 participants: $243,800; REACH services for 15 Tier 3 participants: $119,750


Prevention & Rapid ReHouse services & funding for 100-200 families: $384,000

REACH Services for 8 Tier 4 families:  $150,000

Western Massachusetts Regional Coordinating Network




In-kind Match

Cash match

Source of Match







Start-up costs (already incurred and paid for)






     Consultant services to create regional network

 $        25,000



 $    25,000

One Family, Soldier On, BCAC

     Office space/services for consultant

 $          3,600


 $     3,600


Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

Staff costs






     Program Director: 18-month consultant position

 $     132,600

 $       93,980


 $    38,620

To be  raised

     Data Analyst: 18-month consultant position

 $     100,533

 $       70,000


 $    30,533

To be  raised

     Springfield coordination

 $        21,000


 $   21,000


City of Springfield

     Three-county CoC coordination

 $        12,000


 $     6,000

 $      6,000

In-kind:City of Northampton;            Cash: Community Foundation

     Berkshire CoC coordination

 $        12,000


 $   12,000



Fiscal sponsor (7.5% of grant)

 $        84,364

 $       63,364


 $    21,000

One family, HAP, Davis Foundation

Supporting administrative costs






     CoC data collection, HMIS management & modifications

 $        36,000


 $   36,000


Berkshire, Springfield & 3-County CoCs


 $          4,000



 $      4,000

To be raised

     Consumer outreach & stipend

 $          5,000



 $      5,000

To be raised

     Office space/services for project staff

 $        13,500


 $   13,500


To be determined







Individuals: Program total :$363,550






     REACH services for 23 Tier 4 participants:

 $     243,800

 $     243,800




     REACH services for 15 Tier 3 participants:

 $     119,750

 $     119,750




     38 subsidized housing units

 $     285,000


 $ 285,000


Various housing providers







    Prevention & rapid rehouse for 100-200 families

 $     384,000

 $     384,000




    REACH services for 8 Tier 4 families

 $     150,000

 $     150,000




    8 subsidized housing units

 $     120,000


 $ 120,000


Various housing providers


 $  1,752,147

 $  1,124,894

 $ 503,100

 $ 129,199


3 thoughts on “Next Draft of Budget for ICHH Grant”

  1. A couple of questions – When you request bids, is it possible that different vendors will provide REACH services for Tier 4 and Tier 3 individuals and when vendors bid REACH services will they be required to provide services throughout the region or will they have to be specific as to the Town’s they want to serve?



  2. Gerry McCafferty

    I think that we’ve been envisioning multiple providers throughout the region, and each provider serving a portion of the target population. So this would not require a vendor to serve the whole region.

    Another possibility is that multiple providers would come together to serve some portion of the target population: for example, a housing provider, a service provider, and a health care provider.

    With multiple providers, I think it is also possible that different providers will serve Tier 3 and Tier 4 individuals. It would also be possible, though, for a provider to serve some portion of the target population that includes a combination of people from the two Tiers, but limit this to one geographical location.

    The grant does envision that the REACH programs will leverage subsidized housing, so it is likely that the housing availability will be one component driving the location of services.

    Entities interested in applying for these funds should be in contact with Dave Modzelewski and his team, because they have done the most in-depth thinking about how to effectively serve this population with this grant.

  3. We anticipate more than one vendor providing REACH services within the region. That said, it is expected that a vendor will need to provide REACH services to a certain number of clients in order to justify the staffing. In our view, good REACH services to Tier IV individuals should include 24/7 access to the program. Proposals that leverage subsidized housing will be best positioned, in my view, to receive pilot funds.

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